D.J. Augustin kept shooting and hitting, slashing and cutting, and soon it had come to a weary halt for the Bulls in Game 2. Ultimately, they all understand these playoffs fall upon their production, and the ranks of reliability are closing fast. Read More. Written by Shams Charania on Apr 23, 2014
Steve Smith has had 28 former Oak Hill players make it to the NBA, but Carmelo Anthony is by far the most popular alum among a group that includes Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, Ty Lawson and Jerry Stackhouse.
Nike released an Oak Hill jersey with Anthony's name and No. 22 on the back soon after he entered the NBA.
Smith says the school once received a “six-figure” royalty check from sales of that jersey.
“They sold like hotcakes and made us a little money,” Smith said. “We were in China playing in 2012 and kids were wearing it in China.”
The 2014 USA Junior National Select Team will be led by Joel Berry II (Lake Highland Prep School/Apopka, Fla.), Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei H.S./Fullerton, Calif.), Tyus Jones (Apple Valley H.S./Apple Valley, Minn.), Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young H.S./Chicago, Ill.), Theo Pinson (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Greensboro, N.C.) and Justise Winslow (St. John’s School/Houston, Texas).
Rounding out the U.S. roster are Cliff Alexander (Curie Metropolitan H.S./Chicago, Ill.), James Blackmon, Jr. (Marian H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.), Kelly Oubre (Findlay Prep, Nev./Fort Bend, Texas), Reid Travis (DeLaSalle H.S./Minneapolis, Minn.) and Myles Turner (Trinity H.S./Bedford, Texas).
The 2014 World Select Team, which will be looking to record an unprecedented third-straight win, features four players who attend U.S. high schools, including center Karl Towns, Jr. (St Joseph High School, N.J./Dominican Republic), who returns for his second Nike Hoop Summit appearance, having scored seven points to go with four rebounds and four assists in the 2013 victory. Also playing high school basketball in America are Trey Lyles (Arsenal Technical H.S., Ind./Canada), Brandone Francis (Arlington Country Day School, Fla./Dominican Republic) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Prime Prep Academy, Texas/Democratic Republic of Congo).
The World Team roster is rounded out by center Clint Capela (ES Chalon-sur-Saone/Switzerland), forwards Damien Inglis (Chorale de Roanne Basket/France), James Metecan Birsen (Fenerbache Ulker/Turkey) and Nikola Jokic (Mega Vizura/Serbia) and guards Jamal Murray (Athlete Institute/Canada) and Gao Shang (Guangdong Southern Tigers/China).
Myles Turner has cut down his list of college choices to Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas, Ohio State, Duke, Arizona and Kentucky, while SMU has rejoined the mix.
“They weren’t on my list last time, but they are somewhat back in the running now,” Turner told Mustangs Madness in an interview after the visit. “They are kind of like a dark horse so to say. I still have my official list, but SMU is still kind of in the mix.”
Turner is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the 2014 incoming class.
SMU currently has one commit for the class of 2014 in Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 5 player in the class of 2014. Turner says that Mudiay and he have discussed the idea of playing together.
“Sometimes I talk to Emmanuel Mudiay about the possibility of playing here with him,” Turner said in the interview. “He hits me up. Recently, Keith Frazier has been hitting me up on Twitter a lot, too. I wouldn’t say it’s anything too serious though. ”
The rosters for the 37th McDonald's All-American Game scheduled for April 2 in Chicago were announced on Wednesday.
Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Myles Turner and Cliff Alexander headline the rosters.
EAST TEAM Cliff Alexander, 6-9, PF, Curie High School (Chicago, IL), Signed with Kansas James Blackmon Jr., 6-2, SG, Marian High School (Marion, IN), Signed with Indiana Justin Jackson, 6-7, SF, Homeschool Christian (Tomball, TX), Signed with North Carolina Tyus Jones, 6-1, PG, Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, MN), Signed with Duke Kevon Looney, 6-8, PF, Milwaukee Hamilton High School (Milwaukee, WI), Signed with UCLA Theo Pinson, 6-6, SF, Wesleyan Christian (Greensboro, NC), Signed with North Carolina D'Angelo Russell, 6-4, SG, Montverde Academy (Louisville, KY), Signed with Ohio State Karl Town Jr., 6-11, C, St. Joseph High School (Metuchen, NJ), Signed with Kentucky Romelo Trimble, 6-2, PG, O'Connell High School (Upper Marlboro, MD), Signed with Maryland Myles Turner, 6-11, C, Trinity High School (Bedford, TX), Undecided Isaiah Whitehead, 6-4, SG, Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, NY), Signed with Seton Hall Justise Winslow, 6-6, SF, Saint John's High School (Houston, TX), Signed with Duke
WEST TEAM Grayson Allen, 6-4, SG, Providence School of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL), Signed with Duke Joel Berry, 6-0, PG, Lake Highland Prep (Apopka, FL), Signed with North Carolina Devin Booker, 6-5, SG, Moss Point High School (Moss Point, MS), Signed with Kentucky Stanley Johnson, 6-6, SF, Mater Dei High School (Fullerton, CA), Signed with Arizona Trey Lyles, 6-10, PF, Arsenal Technical (Indianapolis, IN), Signed with Kentucky Emmanuel Mudiay, 6-5, PG, Prime Prep Academy (Dallas, TX), Signed with SMU Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, C, Whitney Young Magnet High School (Chicago, IL), Signed with Duke Kelly Oubre, 6-7, SF, Findlay College Prep (Richmond, TX), Signed with Kansas Reid Travis, 6-8, PF, De La Salle High School (Minneapolis, MN), Signed with Stanford Tyler Ulis, 5-9, PG, Marian Catholic High School (Matteson, IL), Signed with Kentucky Rashad Vaughn, 6-6, SG, Findlay College Prep (Golden Valley, MN), Undecided Thomas Welsch, 6-11, C, Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA), Signed with UCLA